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International Journal of Nursing Education
Year : 2015, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 176) Last page : ( 178)
Print ISSN : 0974-9349. Online ISSN : 0974-9357.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-9357.2015.00098.7

Case Report: Discontented Life versus Peaceful Death

Lalwani Erum1,*, Sachwani Saima1, Tabassum Nishat1, Asif Nimira1, Shehzad Shireen1

1Senior Instructor, The Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Karachi, Pakistan

*Corresponding author: Erum Lalwani, Senior Instructor, The Aga Khan, University School of Nursing And Midwifery, Ph: 92-346-2345085, E-mail: erum.lalwani@aku.edu

Online published on 17 April, 2015.


In today's healthcare system, health professionals deal with many challenging dilemmas and controversies that are difficult to resolve. Among several issues, the issue of refusal of blood transfusion by the patient in an emergency situation has been debated a lot in the literature. It is a crucial issue that puts health care professional in a state of confusion, and creates ethical and legal dilemma to deal with. The health professional engage in ethical inquiry to identify the best possible option, based on ethical grounds and discover morally-justifiable solution while prioritizing a patient's interest. The pioneers in ethical theories and principles provide us a framework to ethical decision making. The widely used ethical theories include Utilitarian, and Kantism.



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